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A Paired Barrel Capable of Automatic Storage and Emptying of Water for a Weighing Raingauge

자동 저수와 배수가 가능한 중량 우량계 용 쌍수조

  • Lim, Gyu-Ho (School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Seoul National University) ;
  • Lim, Eun Ok (Graduate School of Convergence & Fusion System Engineering, Kyungpook National University)
  • 임규호 (서울대학교 지구환경과학부) ;
  • 임은옥 (경북대학교 과학기술대학원)
  • Received : 2017.03.22
  • Accepted : 2017.05.15
  • Published : 2017.06.30

Abstract

The standard weighing raingauges have a capacity limit in measuring the amounts of precipitation. Exceptions are those using a siphon to drain the collected water during observations. To reduce the drain time of the siphon type or to overcome the hassles associated with the manual emptying of the bucket for measuring, the most of weighing gauges use a large bucket for storing of rainwater to be measured. To avoid the above-mentioned adverse requirements, we propose a paired barrel for a weighing raingauge. The paired barrel may improve the accuracy of the weighing raingauges by getting rid of their capacity limit and make the gauges smaller in size and lighter in weight than the conventional ones. We showed its proper function and the feasibility of realization by testing a prototype paired barrel.

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